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I honestly don't think Clara is doing anything bigger than any other companion. Just because her timeline meets the Doctor's at a few points doesn't make her more or less narratively influential to the Doctor than any other companion, it just means that she has just met the Doctor a bit more, but in SHORTER bursts. Other companions stayed on the TARDIS long term, whereas Clara is coming and going.
21 hours, 52 minutes ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?
@Oodkind It won't. Back in the days of the 6th Doctor, going dark was a bad move, but now it's both more socially acceptable and because of recent events and stuff, it's more relevant to the character.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
@stargazer0118 @YaelMoise Or worse, the Valeyard. If you listen to the audio "He Jests at Scars..." it features a what-if of what happens if the Valeyard wins and it features him going back and correcting past Doctors' mistakes, including destroying the Daleks at their beginning like The 4th Doctor was tasked to do.
1 day, 10 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
@stargazer0118 @ilyootha @yoshfiction @YaelMoise Clara knows the Doctor has that specific space suit, she's seen ELEVEN wearing it during "Hide" so it's likely that when he picked up Orson, he had Orson put it on when he sent him outside to fetch Clara from her date with Danny. Simple explanation.
@stargazer0118 @Ottoman14 But he still is. Protector of the weak, defender of peace. But at ANY costs. He is the Doctor who seems to be going the direction of "I'd kill 100 to save 1 million". He's correcting his mistakes. He's let too many enemies get off without consequences. Now he seems like he's not going to let it happen anymore. Save the world at any cost.
@StephenCoppins We just got a FULL length book featuring the War Doctor on 31st July! And it's available in both Kindle edition and paperback.
2 days, 18 hours ago on 12th Doctor Story “Lights Out”
@HeyProfessor @YaelMoise There are non-Time Lord Gallifreyans though. Not all Gallifreyans are Time Lords, and it's been stated before.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@WhoFandom @TerraceArchimedes @Scootersfood Yes, but it was a CHOICE that the War Doctor was making. He was CHOOSING to die. There was likely enough time to make it back to the TARDIS, but he was choosing not to. He was choosing to go down with the planet.
@NineTenElevenTwelve In one of the pictures released for this weekend's episode, there's a spoiler-y one concerning that.
1 week ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@ Notsosmartguy She could still be in it even if Clara gets killed off. There's a chance that the Heaven arc means she could be brought back to life at the end of the finale, or 12 could encounter another Clara echo.
1 week, 3 days ago on Danny’s Future Beyond Series 8
@MisterMeanour The connection is the fact that the US had to lose two of their own to beheadings. Airing an episode of a show a few days later showing someone being beheaded would be insensitive and possibly trigger some people and upset some people. It has nothing to do with the connection of sci-fi and reality, it has to do with the fact that two people were beheaded, and showing a beheading in a show shortly after would be considered insensitive. Just like they choose not to air certain episodes involving quakes, tornados, or tsunamis when there are recent disasters involving similar events.
2 weeks ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
@Ottoman14 Adric was a humanoid and was at times WAY smarter than the Doctor at maths.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Anderson on Doctor & Danny “Friction”
This was such a hard decision for me. I watched 9 and 10 but never really loved 10, and there wasn't enough of 9. So Eleventh Hour and 11's coming made me really excited because it was the episode that made me realise how much I loved this show. But Deep Breath is slightly better in my opinion. So I've voted for Deep Breath. 12 is very much already starting to shove 11 aside for my favourite Doctor.
3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
@TheIdleIdol I imagine it'll probably be included on the Deep Breath dvd/bluray release, as well as the full Series 8 release.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
We all know what 10 said. He got worse, he talked people in taking their own lives. I imagine 12 does this without remorse now. He's sick of giving second chances. Like with the Wooden Cyberman. He DIDN'T lie. He said he sent a signal with the Sonic Screwdriver. He DID send the signal, and then tricked the Cyberman into thinking it worked by verifying the signal itself. The screwdriver doesn't work on wood, of course, and the truth field prevents lying, so the Doctor used the screwdriver and sent the correct signal but manipulated the Cyberman into verifying it, itself, so it'd kill itself. I reckon the Doctor is going to be like this.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
@DasManiac Doctor Who was a show made for kids in the 1960s. Its biggest demographic remains, to this day, kids. Yes, yes, I know there are lots and lots of adults and such watching it too, but the point is, it's a show made for kids. To completely ignore the larger part of its demographic would be ratings suicide.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Deep Breath Spoiler-Free Review
@Regenerated Catterson @The_Eternal_Dalek I wonder if 9 woke up after regenerating from War, thinking he destroyed Gallifrey and the TARDIS crashed on Earth sometime before Rose(because we know 9's face was seen all across time in places before meeting her)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes
@The Outer Space K9 They'll most likely release them much closer to the airdate so around Thursday or Friday.
1 month ago on Series 8: 4 Days Teaser
@TheCosmicHobo2 Loved Journey tbh, though I disliked Black Spot so I'm mixed feelings on this, though the title is intriguing me
1 month ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@Antee991166 @TheOncomingStorm I think people are reading into that in the wrong context. When Moffat said it wasn't just Cybermen, it was more about that the story wasn't purely Cybermen, not necessarily indicating that there's a secondary monster. I personally read into that as that the Cybermen are certainly a big part of the finale, but it's more about the entire story, not just the Cybermen.
1 month, 1 week ago on Talalay Talks “Action-Packed, Emotional” Series 8 Finale
@bl0ndie98 Yeah, but he was also burning up and dying through use of his own life force. That was explicitly stated. He could easily have died right after returning to Gallifrey. And although I hope he didn't, I honestly would like him to stay gone for a few years. You need a good reason to bring him back and at the end of The End of Time part 2, The Master had redeemed himself and become technically good. So a good Master isn't all that fun to write. Leave it a few years, let the NEXT showrunner bring him back. The Master's death brought the beginning of Moffat's era. So I'd like to see The Master come back at the end of Moffat's tenure when he passes the show to a new showrunner.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
To be honest, I'd love to watch an entire series in the cinema. Do a special deal, like 50 euro/pound/dollars for a special ticket to see all 12/13 episodes in cinema over the 12/13 weeks as opposed to just 12 euro per showing.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?
@TARDlSkey Well he obviously wants to atone for his mistakes. He's saying that he's not looking for human approval, so I think fixing his mistakes is his way of gaining his OWN approval back.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
@stargazer0118 This is all well and good but you have to realise that the Doctor's personality CHANGES.
@JacobHaggerty Speak for yourself. The world tour is only premiering in like 10 different cities. That's not really including everyone is it, tons of countries are left out. So I for one would LOVE another go to the cinema for Doctor Who.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@Huknar They've done the likes of this in the past and it is very likely that after the limited edition run, they'll do another standard run.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
@TomTurner66 Tons of people are against Capaldi. It's just that as a reverse of the norm, us positive people are more vocal about liking him than before when it was more negative people being vocal about Matt even though way more people liked him than disliked him. It's a matter of the positive/negative being vocal and while the most vocal with the 12th Doctor think that he is going to be amazing, there are a lot who don't like him for some odd reason. Which is stupid, really, because we've yet to see him in action.
2 months ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics
@JonwayneStricker MARVEL has a larger audience than Doctor Who unforetunately. And MARVEL has a BIGGER BUDGET. BBC can't afford to fun TWO Doctor Who shows. It can barely afford ONE.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on McGann Doubtful on Return, Spin-off
@TheSoundofDrums It is most likely a removal of the Doctor-lite episode that usually shows up once a season.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
What if the 10th episode is the Peter Jackson directed episode. It's highly unlikely but the fact that it's the one without that information revealed and the stuff about the finale is already revealed, it'd make some sense.
@Ryan Nicholson Kate is supposed to be an authoritative figure like her father. She's leading a bloody army, of course she's going to be authoritative. To make her any less so would make no sense for the role that she plays. She leads UNIT, she needs to be like that.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
@Oncoming_Badger It would have been horribly oversaturated and 3/4s the episode would have involved nothing but setting up all of the Doctors meeting and trying to give them all sufficient screen time to warrant them being there. You also have to remember that bringing back people requires TONS of money because none of them would have done it for free. If you honestly think it's that easy, then I don't know what to say, you're wrong. It's hell trying to organise and pay for TWO Doctors, nevermind 3 or more.
4 months ago on Smith on 50th Classic Doctor Criticisms
@The_Eternal_Dalek There's a reason they said 10th anniversary of the REVIVAL, and not just 10th anniversary. 10 years of Doctor Who coming back after decades IS a big thing and SHOULD be celebrated.
4 months ago on Smith Eager for Another Multi-Doctor Story
@Master Michael Moon Incorrect. 1984 and Lanzarote are directly linked. On 8th May 1984, The Fifth Doctor, Turlough, and Kamelion visited Lanzarote. This is where they meet Peri Brown. That's the one and only time that 1984 and Lanzarote coincide within the Doctor Who universe.
4 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming in Lanzarote, Hermione Norris Cast
@Lemonhead118 That a VERY huge assumption considering we haven't seen a single episode yet. The cardigan could be on every other episode or every episode but this one, just like Smith has changed clothes or taken off his jackets altogether, same with Tennant not wearing his coat, or Eccleston not wearing his leather jacket.
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
@Master Michael Moon @Planet of the Deaf Well yeah, can you imagine the budget? Trying to allocate resources and funding to keep access to the Time Vortex every year. Must cost them a bunch.
6 months ago on Gatiss on Gallifrey & Time Lords’ Return
@Creepy_Ghoul They didn't get their memories back. They extracted information about The Doctor from Tasha Lem and discovered their own history with him and vengeful, took on that old mantle of hating him again.
6 months ago on Silence Will Fall – The Complete Timeline
@Oodkind From left to right, top to bottom: 4, 12, 11, 9, Captain Jack Harkness, Donna Noble, Amy, River, Clara, Weeping Angel, and Cyberman.
6 months, 1 week ago on Lego Doctor Who Set Officially Enters Review Phase
@Wimsey Those events were never rewritten. They always happened that way. Gallifrey was NEVER in a time lock. The Doctor only THOUGHT it was. The reason he still couldn't reach it is because it's stuck in another universe, sealed away. The events of The End of Time occur BEFORE the The Day of the Doctor in the timeline. Rassilon's plan happened before The Doctor wondered about using The Moment. Which means that The Master went back to Gallifrey BEFORE it was sealed away in another universe by the 13 Doctors and their TARDISes. So nothing was rewritten, there is no timeline changes. The Master is with the rest of the Time Lords, and since he's with them, the only way he's coming back is when they come back.
6 months, 1 week ago on Major Series 8 Villain Revealed?
@ivegotkidneys @supermoff Clara was converted by the nanocloud, which is a defense system in place inside the asylum planet to prevent anyone from outside purposefully or accidentally freeing the insane Daleks. The nanocloud converts all living things into Dalek. The reason the insane Daleks converted her into a full Dalek was because she was highly intelligent and they could use someone like that as part of their ranks. However, it was NOT the Paradigm Daleks that converted her, it was the Daleks on the asylum planet.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Actual Plot Holes in Doctor Who
@FMOB11 I'm hoping for something 12-esque, because while I don't mind similarities or bits of other Doctors being shown in him, I want him to be his own character not Nine 2.0
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Gatiss: Capaldi Changes Everything, Brings New Rules
@Moves Like Jagaroth I would describe Rings to be a story of self-discovery. It showed Merry what she was capable of, it showed that The Doctor is not always capable of saving the day, and it showed that normal people like Clara have the potential to be so much more. Rings just screamed "story of self-discovery" to me, for some reason. It just showed characters at low points, and at other times, high points. It showed them being faced with challenges and stepping up to them, realising the CAN step up to them.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Rings of Akhaten
@Moves Like Jagaroth I've known MANY fans to find time to simply find all the flaws in episodes simply because they dislike Steven Moffat. In fact, they specifically intentionally look for flaws just for another reason to hate on him.
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring It could also just be a case of the TARDIS not translating for Clara(effectively the viewer's POV) because it didn't seem to like her yet.
@Friend of the Ood @WellSpokenMan I would hardly say that the new ones are what most people would know. The majority of Doctor Who fans alive would sooner remember a classic Dalek before the 2005 ones. Only a couple of million NEW Who fans would recognise the 2005 Dalek first. But most of the fans would sooner prefer a Classic Dalek, and would sooner recognise one because the majority of fans are fans that came over from the classic era.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on DWM #471: 50 Years of the Daleks
@Iris Wildthyme The Daleks haven't actually had that many stories since the show returned in 2005. Counting two parters as one story since they're two halves of a whole, the Daleks have only featured prominently in TEN STORIES since the show came back. Hardly overused. They were completely absent for all of Series 6 minus a cameo in The Wedding of River Song, and they had one one-part story in Series 7. Then their major appearances in Day of the Doctor and Time of the Doctor. I wouldn't call them overused in the modern era. Though I do think they should have a reduced role to only one story per year.
@OliverTrussell @Moxx You mean Half-Dalek Half-HUMAN, don't you? That's what the thing was in season 3 in manhattan. There was NEVER a half-Dalek half-Timelord.
@MattLittledyke According to the Maitland's home address, they're located in Chiswick. Donna could have easily given the number to her without realising its significance. Easy to explain, easy to pass off, no need for further explanation. Donna did it.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Bells of Saint John
So I saw "Alfie" up there and I decided to check out the actor, and the actor could totally pass for a grown version of Craig's son Alfie. I know it most likely won't be that, but that'd be pretty cool.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@cyberbrayde The Doctor has worked alongside a companion's dad/father figure before. Pete Tyler on at least 3 different occasions, Martha's dad during The Last of the Time Lords, and Donna's grandfather(who replaced Donna's dad because his actor died).
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship